Credit check: Though renewed borrowing will boost demand, regulatory threats remain

The Credit Unions industry has been going through a transition over the past five years. Amid a dynamic postrecession regulatory environment and historically low interest rates, credit unions have had to rely on other sources of revenue to generate a return for their members. Over the next five years, changes in the regulatory environment will shape the direction of this industry. Recent proposals to increase reserve capital requirements for credit unions have provoked a strong response from industry operators, which have lobbied for less-stringent regulations. Despite a challenging regulatory landscape, industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2022...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Changes in the regulatory environment will shape the direction of this industry in the coming years
  • Smaller credit unions have found it hard to compete with larger credit unions and commercial banks
  • Smaller establishments will be absorbed by larger, better-capitalized credit unions
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Credit Unions industry is continually experiencing increasing levels of competition within the finance sector, not only between credit unions, but also from other financial institutions such as banks and savings institutions. This places greater emphasis on achieving cost savings and other efficiencies, while ensuring members' satisfaction is not compromised and that their business is retained. As a result, there is a requirement for credit unions to invest in an extensive branch and ATM network, in order to establish a presence in regions that are conveniently located near members. Operators must also invest in technology and communication infrastructure that is necessary to remain competitive in the current dynamic environment. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Credit Unions Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Credit Unions Industry are

  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Aggregate household debt and External competition for the Credit Unions industry in the Credit Unions industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Credit Unions Industry?

    This industry comprises financial institutions known as credit unions or cooperatives. Credit unions are member-owned and provide banking services, which primarily include deposit taking and lending, to these same members.

    Industry Products
  • New vehicle loans
  • Used vehicle loans
  • First-mortgage loans
  • Second-mortgage loans
  • Home-equity loans
  • Unsecured loans
  • Other loans
  • Industry Activities
  • Accepting members' share deposits
  • Offering members consumer loans
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Aggregate household debt
  • External competition for the Credit Unions industry
  • House price index
  • New car sales
  • Prime rate

  • Current Performance
  • Interest rates
  • Membership growth
  • Industry consolidation
  • Regulation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increased membership
  • Rising rates
  • Table: Credit Unions Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Credit Unions Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Home Builders
  • New Car Dealers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Finance and Insurance
  • IT Consulting
  • Professional Employer Organizations

  • Products & Services
  • First-mortgage loans
  • Used vehicle loans
  • New vehicle loans
  • Unsecured loans
  • Other loans
  • Home-equity loans
  • Second-mortgage loans
  • Chart: Credit Unions Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential market
  • Multiple-group market
  • Occupational market
  • Associational market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Credit Unions Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Credit Unions

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Credit Unions Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Navy Federal Credit Union,
  • Table: Navy Federal Credit Union - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Credit Unions Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Credit Unions Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Prime Rate (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Fixed Rate Loan
  • A type of loan in which the interest rate that is paid on the outstanding balance is fixed.
  • Interest Rate
  • A rate charged on funds borrowed (lended) that is repaid (paid out) over and above the principal amount borrowed (lended).
  • Mortgage
  • A loan financing the purchase of real estate with specified payment periods and a fixed or variable interest rate.
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